Memory as discrimination: what distraction reveals.

  title={Memory as discrimination: what distraction reveals.},
  author={C. Philip Beaman and Maciej Hanczakowski and Helen M. Hodgetts and John E. Marsh and Dylan M. Jones},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={41 8},
Recalling information involves the process of discriminating between relevant and irrelevant information stored in memory. Not infrequently, the relevant information needs to be selected from among a series of related possibilities. This is likely to be particularly problematic when the irrelevant possibilities not only are temporally or contextually appropriate, but also overlap semantically with the target or targets. Here, we investigate the extent to which purely perceptual features that… CONTINUE READING
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